Tag Archives: Energy Department

DOE Unveils New Carbon Reduction Initiatives; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy has launched two initiatives that aim to reduce the U.S. manufacturing and industrial sectors' carbon emissions under the larger Future of Manufacturing campaign. DOE said Thursday it will invest $42.3 million in new projects under a funding opportunity to achieve cleaner and more efficient manufacturing.

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DOE Provides $60M to Passenger Car, Vehicle Decarbonization R&D; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $60 million to 24 research and development projects aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions of passenger cars and trucks. "DOE’s investment in these 24 projects will create technologies and techniques that will cut vehicle greenhouse emissions and boost America’s competitiveness in the global clean energy market," said Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm

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DOE Invests $60M for Assessments Helping Manufacturers Become Energy-Efficient; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy has invested $60 million into a group of universities to conduct industrial assessments that would help small and medium-sized businesses transition to energy-efficient manufacturing processes. The cohort of university-based Industrial Assessment Centers will work on reducing carbon emissions, lowering energy costs and training energy-efficient workers of various manufacturers, DOE said Monday.

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DOE Allocates $73M to Research Projects for Advancing Quantum Information Science; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $73 million in funding for 29 three-year projects to advance quantum information science for various applications. Researchers from various national laboratories and universities from Virginia, California and other states across the U.S. will focus on understanding, predicting and manipulating matter at the electronic, atomic and molecular levels, DOE said Friday.

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Former Sandia Director Jill Hruby Confirmed as NNSA Administrator; Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jill Hruby

The Senate approved Jill Hruby, former director of Sandia National Laboratories, by a 79-16 vote to lead the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and serve as undersecretary for nuclear security at the Department of Energy (DOE). Hruby started her career at SNL in 1983 as a technical staff member and conducted studies about thermal and fluid, solar energy and nuclear weapon systems.

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DOE Awards $127M in Grants to 110 Small Businesses for Clean Energy R&D Projects; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a total of $127 million in funding to small businesses across 26 states working on clean energy technologies. The 110 projects cover various technological areas such as renewable and fusion energy, carbon management and cybersecurity. Emissol from Washington state received $1.65 million to research a low-cost pathway. 

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Lightbridge to Develop, Test Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing Process for DOE; President, CEO Seth Grae Quoted

Seth Grae

Lightbridge will work with Battelle Memorial Institute's Pacific Northwest Division and the Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate a manufacturing process for the company's nuclear fuel technology under a $663,000 research and development agreement. The company said Monday it will demonstrate the use of depleted uranium-zirconium material in manufacturing the Lightbridge Fuel, which is made for use in small modular and light-water reactors.

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DOE Funds 5 Supercomputer Research Projects to Advance Quantum, Chemical Studies; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $28 million to support five software development projects aimed at improving supercomputers in support of its scientific studies toward clean energy. The selected teams will work on computational methods, algorithms and software to advance U.S. capabilities in quantum information science and chemical reactions, the agency said Friday.

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NNSA Finishes First Production Unit of Modernized W88 Nuclear Warhead; Acting Administrator Charles Verdon Quoted

Charles Verdon

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has completed the first production unit of the modernized version of a 1980s era nuclear warhead at the Pantex Plant in Texas. The W88 Alteration 370 is designed to keep the aging W88/Mk5 strategic deterrent ready for launch onboard the U.S. Navy's Ohio-class submarines whenever needed. 

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